Mapping Traces

by Catharina Vergeer

Research & project

Catharina Vergeer’s research Mapping Traces investigates the prevailing perception of the maritime domain as predominantly male and masculine. It sets out to ask, how do our notions of gender impact life on board a ship, and vice versa how does being vessel bound impact our perceptions of gender? What if we blur the boundaries of perception? What knowledge can we find there? These questions are explored through hidden histories, present-day shipboard circumstances, and speculation on alternate stories. The insights gained were translated into a choreography, which ultimately developed into a short film that is currently in progress.

Catharina Vergeer

Catharina Vergeer

Master of Film

Catharina Vergeer (b. 1993, NL) is a visual artist/filmmaker based in Amsterdam. She completed a Bachelor’s degree at Gerrit Rietveld Academie in the department of Image and Language. Her ongoing practice draws on the relations that coalesce between the fabrics of gestures and their meanings. She uses a broad conception of language that is not limited to writing or speech. Through her fictional works and installations, she explores the stratification of language and alternate realities.

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